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Academy of Information Technology: Free Digital Wo
Open Days: Posted 17-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 21st February, Fri 6th March, Sat 14th March, 10.00am – 4.00pmAIT offers free day-workshops designed to boost participant skills and help prospective students make decisions about future study. Students can attend either an Intro to 3D Animation, Intro to Film Editing or Intro to Game Design workshop at the listed time and dates.


For more information, visit www.ait.nsw.edu.au/free-day-courses/

Whitehouse Institute of Design: Kickstart Workshop
Private Colleges: Posted 17-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Whitehouse’s Kickstart Workshops are designed to assist students from Year 7 to 12 in developing their visual illustration skills across the fields of Fashion and Interior Design, as well as Creative Direction and Styling. Workshops can also be tailored to student needs.Contact: enquiry@whitehouse-design.edu.au


For more information, visit whitehouse-design.edu.au/courses/kickstart.html

Applying to the Australian Defence Force Academy
Career Choice: Posted 17-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
It is advised that students wishing to study at ADFA apply in year 11 as it is a competitive selection process which may take up to 12 months to complete. Gaining entry to ADFA is a dual process which requires students to apply directly to the Australian Defence Force while also applying concurrently to UNSW ADFA through UAC. An offer to study at ADFA is conditional to meeting the academic requirements of UNSW as well as the mental and physical requirements of the Australian Defence Force.


For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au/education/adfa/howToApply/admissionProcess.aspx

ACU New Undergraduate Double Degrees 2016
Universities: Posted 17-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
ACU Health Sciences is introducing a number of new double degrees in 2016:Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science (Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Strathfield), Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Melbourne, North Sydney), Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Business Administration (Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney), Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Brisbane, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield). These degrees are still subject to final approval.


For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/about_acu/faculties,_institutes_and_centres/health_sciences/course_updates/new

Engineering at CSU in 2016
Universities: Posted 17-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Charles Sturt University: New Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering (Civil Systems). The new five and a half year Bachelor of Technology and Master of Engineering combines undergraduate and postgraduate study with industry experience. Students will spend the first 18 months of the program studying on campus at CSU Bathurst, and then undertake four one-year paid industry placements while completing their studies online. The program will be available from 2016.


For more information, visit news.csu.edu.au/latest-news/charles-sturt-university/csu-engineers-a-new-type-of-graduate

UTS: Bachelor of Information Technology Scholarshi
Scholarships: Posted 17-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
UTS: Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program. Round 1 Applications Open: Tue 14th April. Bachelor of Information Technology Co-operative Scholarship Program provides students with $15,500 per year of study, and two six month full-time industry placements with sponsor organisations. There are two rounds of applications in 2015 for the 2016 intake.


For more information, visit www.uts.edu.au/future-students/find-a-course/courses/c10143/how-to-apply

Succeeding in the HSC - Free* HSC Lectures
HSC: Posted 16-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Learn how average students obtain 90+ ATAR scores each year, and how you can use the same systems and strategies to reach your full potential in the HSC. Students will also derive great benefit from our "HSC English Essay Writing Skills" lecture, which is designed to teach students systematic and rational strategies that can easily be applied to construct sophisticated arguments that will persuade markers of students’ points of view! An essential lecture for those students striving for the higher Band scores. Date: Saturday 21 February 2015 Venue: The University of Sydney (Camperdown). Limited Vacancies Remain. Valued at over $300, “Succeeding in the HSC” is free* of charge. We do, however, require that students participating in this program make a minimum $10 donation to The Fred Hollows Foundation representatives that will be in attendance on the day. Total Donated to Charity to Date: $256,764.20. Details and enrolment are online.


For more information, visit www.tsfx.com.au/

Have you done the MyFutureFinder survey yet?
Career Choice: Posted 13-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Year 12 will need to do this before I have a career interview with you. Year 11 can do it now as well. A copy of your report will be automatically emailed to me.
For more information, visit study.une.edu.au/ci/documents/detail/2/students-mccarthy-catholic-mff

University Roadshow Periods 1 & 2 next Wednesday
Universities: Posted 13-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Representatives from several universities will be here in the hall to give a presentation to Year 12 students interested in studying at university. More details to be given in the notices.

Biomedical Science Double Degrees
Universities: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Australian Catholic University -New for 2016. A degree in biomedical science will train students in the principles of science applied to clinical medicine. The course aims to provide a pathway for postgraduate studies in health disciplines such as physiotherapy, medicine, dentistry and public health. Bachelor of Biomedical Science will be available as a double degree with Laws, Business Administration and Applied Public Health.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au

Engineering is coming to Charles Sturt University
Universities: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
CSU will be offering Engineering for a first intake in 2016, for details go to www.csu.edu.au/engineering or contact Prof. Euan Lindsay at elindsay@csu.edu.au

For more information, visit www.csu.edu.au/engineering

ACU students return from trip of a lifetime
Universities: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Ten ACU students recently returned from an experience of a lifetime; as part of their course, they travelled to the Solomon Islands to teach primary school students for five weeks at Bishop Epalle Catholic School, Honiara. This unique opportunity is part of ACU's alternative placement program available to third-year teaching students.
For more information, visit www.acu.edu.au/717413

New resources about Surveying careers
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
The newly launched Surveying Task Force is now offering free resources and ambassadors to attend your career events.
For more information, visit www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au/free-resources-nsw/

‘Online Producer’ ‘Digital Journalist’ ‘String
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
The Online Storyteller Have you ever seen the job ‘Online Producer’ ‘Digital Journalist’ or ‘Stringer’ and wondered what it was? Participants will learn what’s involved in the role; and then complete practical exercises writing online content, shooting the content, editing the content, and publishing the content online.
For more information, visit metroscreen.nsw.edu.au/course/ONST

Scholarship
Scholarships: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
NSW Family & Community Services is offering Scholarships of $1000 - $5000 The Tools for Success scholarship is available to women over the age of 16, living in social housing to start or continue training in a non-traditional trade. The final 2nd round closes 27/2/15. Further information and access to the online application form: www.communityhousing.org.au/toolsforsuccess or call (02) 9281 7144 ext 207, or send an email to toolsforsuccess@communityhousing.org.au


Sydney Design School: Interior Design Specialist
Private Colleges: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Info Session 26th March 2015 6pm Find out more about our range of Interior Design & Decoration courses at our Information Session on Thursday 26th March at 6pm in our St Leonards campus. See samples of our student's great work, take a tour of the campus and find out more about the wonderful world of interior design. Sydney Design School, Level 2, 40 Oxley Street, St Leonards. Register online

For more information, visit www.sydneydesignschool.com.au

Travel the world as Cabin Crew
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Aviation Australia’s (AVI20208) Certificate II in Aviation (Flight Safety) a course designed to equip students with the skills and essential knowledge for a career in Flight Safety! Course are available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with Open Days available soon. For more information visit the website
For more information, visit www.aviationaustralia.aero/flightattendant/

AIT FREE Digital Workshop
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
AIT offers FREE digital workshops in 1. Animation 2. Game Design 3. Film Editing. Hands-on experience for students. WHEN: Sat, Feb 21 AND Fri, March 6 from 10am-4pm. RSVP at the website.
For more information, visit www.ait.nsw.edu.au/free-day-courses

Advance notice: Defence Force is coming to school
Career Choice: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are interesting in attending a talk for all levels of entry, including scholarships at university, for the army navy and airforce please mark lunchtime on Tuesday 10th March in your planners (or phones).
For more information, visit www.defencejobs.gov.au

Current apprenticeships
Apprenticeships/Traineeships: Posted 10-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
Engineering and cabinet making apprenticeships were advertised in Tuesday's Leader.

Job vacancies for school leavers
Job vacancies: Posted 4-2-15 Deadline - No Deadline
There are currently apprenticeships available for anyone wishing to be a hairdresser, welder or glazier. Also a junior office admin traineeship has been advertised.

Deadlines: preferences and offers
General: Posted 19-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Please remember the key dates for changing preferences especially for the Main Round of offers in January. If you receive an offer, follow the instructions carefully. Keep copies of paperwork, especially if you are deferring. From now on you will need to contact UAC and the universities directly if you have questions as I will be flying overseas tomorrow. Good luck and I hope you will get the offers you wish for and I am so glad that many of you have pathways, early entry offers and know what you will be doing and where you are going. Best wishes.

Jobs in Tamworth in 2015
Job vacancies: Posted 19-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Please keep reading your emails from me in February next year as each year employers contact me regarding both gap year and permanent jobs they have going.

Breakfast BBQ: Friday morn 7.15am - 9.00am
General: Posted 18-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
We look forward to seeing you there. The cooks are ready. Mrs Molony and I are ready and rest of the staff are ready. This will be the last time you will gather as a year group - until your 10 year reunion!! Come along, catch up with each other, share your plans, get some advice if needed and we look forward to seeing you there. If you are working, pop in before you start work. Be here for as long or as short a time as you like and please remind your friends - especially those who don't check their emails. I will be available at school up until 3pm on Friday if you want to speak to me before I go away.

Advice Sheets at the BBQ: low ATAR options
Universities: Posted 18-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you, or someone you know, received a lower than hoped for ATAR but still want to go to university, there are many many pathways and options depending on what you want to do and where you want to go. I have put them together and will have the sheets available for you to take and give a friend who cannot be there.

Can't make the BBQ but need advice or info?
General: Posted 18-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I will make sure the Advice Sheets will be available in the Front Office until 3pm on Friday. If you want to call in later during the day, get a copy or come and see me please. Also Mrs Molony will have a copy if you need it after Friday.

Advice after Friday....
Universities: Posted 17-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
I will not be available to reply to emails or phone messages from Friday 20th December as I will be overseas. Please contact me before then (see other Alert messages) or else ring the university or UAC directly or the hotlines set up for Year 12s.

Uni questions?????????????????
Universities: Posted 17-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Once you get your ATAR, if you have questions about what to do next or how to get into the course or career you want to do, please see me at the BBQ on Friday or call up to the school or email me on Thursday or Friday. I will have a list of options and pathways for students who receive lower than hoped for ATARs.

HSC results available and now for the ATAR
HSC: Posted 17-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
HSC results were available this morning. The first lot of waiting is now over. Are you pleased? Surprised? Disappointed? Now the wait for the ATAR begins with them being available from 9am Thursday morning. Remember that these are based not on the HSC marks you received today but the SCALED HSC marks. An ATAR is only relevant if you are applying to university. Also you may be eligible for regional or EAS or subject bonus points to boost your selection rank into courses in the Main Round of offers in January.

HSC results, reactions and where to from here?
HSC: Posted 15-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Now the wait it almost over, consider your reactions and what you do next. Some will be happy and pleased with their ATAR. Others will be very very disappointed. The best advice I can give you is to work out what you really want to do and find the way to get there. There are many options and pathways that I have information on and about but I can only help if you or a parent contacts me on Thursday or Friday or sees me at the BBQ to make a time to talk. Please remember this and let others know, especially anyone you know who is very upset with their results. There is always a solution to a problem or a Plan B.

Accommodation available in Brisbane
Accommodation: Posted 10-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Share house in Castledine (north Brisbane). CLose to trains and buses. $175 a week. Contact the library 676108030 for details.

Sale of Year 11 textbooks Friday 12th Dec
School Matters: Posted 10-12-14 Deadline - 12-12-14
If you have any Preliminary year text books and study guides to sell, there will be a sale in I2 at the start of lunchtime on Friday 12th Dec to the incoming Year 11 students. Mrs Woolly asks that you sticky tape an envelope on the book with your name, mobile number and price you want. If you cannot be there at lunchtime you may drop it into the library (not front office) with the envelope and details stuck to the book. Please spread the word to as many of your classmates as you can. A quick way to get some spending money for Christmas.

Year 12 breakfast BBQ - from 7am Fri 19th Dec
General: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The BBQ cooked by Mr Williams and other teachers will be available from 7am. Come and gather together. We look forward to catching up with you.

ATAR - Thursday 18th Dec - got your PIN?
HSC: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Your ATAR is released by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) at 9am AEDT Thursday 18 December. If you haven’t already done so, activate your account in Students Online or log in with your BOSTES eight-digit Student Number and your six-digit PIN. If you forget your PIN, use your Student Number to recover it.

For more information, visit studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/

HSC results - 6am Wed 17th - SMS or online
HSC: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Have you chosen to get your HSC results via mobile? You can register before 5pm AEDT Tuesday 16 December in My Details to have your results automatically sent to you.You can access them: online via www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au or www.hsc-results.nsw.edu.au. Due to heavy site traffic you may not be able to log in first time. Wait five minutes and try again

For more information, visit www.hscresults.nsw.edu.au

Awards Ceremony Monday 15th Dec
School Matters: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
If you are attending to receive an award, you are asked to wear full summer school uniform - with clean shoes!!!

JMC Academy Open Day
Open Days: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This is your opportunity to get to know JMC Academy on the 17th January 2015. On the day you will take a campus tour, a focused overview on your course of interest, speak first-hand with current students, scholarship winners and the Heads of JMC Academy's departments. Register Online today
For more information, visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au

SCU -Pathways to get there
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Students who need advice about their university options can contact Southern Cross University’s Future Student Team on 1800 626 481 or email futurestudent@scu.edu.au They can provide information on university preparation programs, associate degree pathways and change of preference options.

For more information, visit www.scu.edu.au

Surveying as a career - outdoors and environment
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Surveying: website launch of NSW resources. A new Taskforce has recently been formed to promote Land Surveying as a career of choice in NSW. Students can now access up-to-date content on roles, pathways and study opportunities online.
For more information, visit www.alifewithoutlimits.com.au

Don't want to go to uni or TAFE? 8 private college
Private Colleges: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Think Education have 8 colleges focussing on specific career areas eg design, hospitality, business, natural health etc. They offer diploma and degree courses that are more industry based and hands on than some university & TAFE courses. Not ATAR-based.
For more information, visit www.think.edu.au/colleges

National Institute of Fitness Career Profiles
Career Choice: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Ideal for anyone interested in a career in the fitness industry, this webpage contains a number of profiles on how to become a fitness professional and what attributes fitness and health organisations are looking for in potential employees.

For more information, visit fitness.edu.au/the-institute/work-with-us/

Nature Care College Health Careers Day
Open Days: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Sat 17th January, 11.30pm – 4.30pm. The health careers day will include a college presentation, informative talks with a course advisor and an opportunity to tour the campus. Contact: 02 8423 8333 or info@naturecare.com.au

For more information, visit www.naturecare.com.au/events/eventdetail.asp?id=4

My Future: New Scholarships Listed
Scholarships: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
A range of new scholarships have just been added to Myfuture for undergraduate and postgraduate study at university. You can search by keyword, or use the filter to narrow your options by region, field of study, scholarship level, support type, or target group.

For more information, visit www.myfuture.edu.au/tools-and-resources/study-or-training-options/scholarshipsearch

Youtube: About UNSW
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
UNSW’s Youtube channel, hosts a range of videos providing information on disciplines, courses, scholarships, student experiences and advice from current and graduated students. To access the videos, visit:


For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthjY71kw6kubDED3pNn9Yg

UNSW On-campus Accommodation: Online Videos and We
Accommodation: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Hear from alumni and students firsthand how living on campus is a home away from home.
Applications for 2015 are now open.

For more information, visit rc.unsw.edu.au/

UNSW Information Day
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tue 6th January, 9.00am – 4.00pm, Kensington Campus
Speak with staff and students about undergraduate programs and life on campus at UNSW Contact: +61 2 9385 1844 or enquiry.unsw.edu.au

For more information, visit www.difference.unsw.edu.au

University of Newcastle Advisory Day
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Tue 6th January, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, Great Hall University Drive, Callaghan. Speak to the University of Newcastle Advisory Team about change of preferences and study in 2015.. Contact: +61 2 4921 5000


For more information, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/events/future-students/advisory-day

Macquarie University Future Students Facebook Page
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
The Future Students team at Macquarie University has a Facebook Page for any questions that students may have about Macquarie University. Students can post a question on the page at any time and get an answer back quickly. The page also has information about upcoming events and photos from behind the scenes at Macquarie University.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/macquariefuturestudents

University of Sydney New Course 2015: Bachelor of
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
This new degree provides an architectural education that contextualises architecture within the framework of the wider built environment – and opens the door to a wide range of professions in the built environment such as town planning, project management, or specialist areas in the building sciences.

For more information, visit sydney.edu.au/architecture/programs_of_study/undergraduate/architecture_and_environments/

Macquarie University Info Day Website and Event Pl
Universities: Posted 9-12-14 Deadline - No Deadline
Macquarie University’s Info Day on Tuesday 6th January provides an opportunity to visit Macquarie University to gain a better understanding of all that Macquarie has to offer. Students wishing to attend the Info Day can now access the online planner to view the schedule of events. This is one of many being held before the change of preference deadline of Jan 7th for Main Round offers.

For more information, visit infoday.mq.edu.au/

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